Photography in History · Photojournalism

Photography in History

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Fascinating historical photograph of two women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits without the required leg coverings. 1922.

Women were afforded the right to vote in 1918, so tensions were still high across all of North America on discussions of what a woman could and could not do, say, feel, act like, etc.

In 2014, Chicago revisited decency laws when a woman sued siting that the decency laws were too vague when she wanted to partake in a National Holiday, “Go Topless”… in which men could do so with no consequence but women could not.

What are your thoughts on the topic… from back in 1922 and now?

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